Thursday, November 3, 2016
Raymond James Stadium
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The Atlanta Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5. The Falcons are 5-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-1-0. The Buccaneers have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Matt Ryan finished with 288 yards through the air for Atlanta last week. He completed 28 passes out of 35 attempts for a 80% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Terron Ward, who finished with 46 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Mohamed Sanu was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Atlanta got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 56 total plays for 367 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 90 yards on 19 attempts.
Jameis Winston finished with 180 yards passing for Tampa Bay last week. He went 16 for 32, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led on the ground by Jacquizz Rodgers, who finished with 69 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Adam Humphries led the team in receiving with 58 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Tampa Bay had 18 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 270 yards for the contest. The Buccaneers ran for 102 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Atlanta scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 314 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in the league. The Falcons run for an average of 112 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 425 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Falcons average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 64.9 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, which ranks 8th in the league.
Atlanta allows 285 passing yards per game, ranking 28th, and they allow 29 points per contest on defense, which ranks 29th. They give up 28 completions on 42 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Falcons allow 94 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the NFL. Atlanta allows 379 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 50.6 yards per game, ranking them 8th among NFL teams.
Tampa Bay averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 238 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st. The Buccaneers run for an average of 113 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 70 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 352 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the league on offense. The Buccaneers get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 13th. They average 59.7 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 24th in the NFL.
Tampa Bay allows an average of 275 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Buccaneers allow 115 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the NFL. Tampa Bay allows 390 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 27th in the league. They force 8.7 penalties for 78.9 yards in each contest, ranking 31st.
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 7-1-0 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/16 WR Julio Jones Ankle probable Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
10/31/16 TE Jacob Tamme Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
10/30/16 DE Dwight Freeney Quad "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
10/30/16 RB Tevin Coleman Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
10/19/16 DE Derrick Shelby Calf IR
10/03/16 LB De'Vondre Campbell Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/03/16 LB Sean Weatherspoon Achilles IR
09/22/16 LB Paul Worrilow Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/02/16 WR Devin Fuller Shoulder IR
10/31/16 RB Jacquizz Rodgers Ankle injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/30/16 DT Clinton McDonald Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/23/16 RB Doug Martin Hamstring out indefinitely
10/19/16 WR Vincent Jackson Knee IR
10/11/16 RB Charles Sims Knee IR
10/06/16 DE Noah Spence Shoulder out indefinitely
09/23/16 LB Devante Bond Hamstring IR
09/15/16 DE Jacquies Smith Knee IR
08/31/16 G J.R. Sweezy Back PUP
08/11/16 DE George Johnson Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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